Bobby Darin, Paul Anka, Pat Boone, Sam Cooke, and Frankie Avalon were pop idols late in the decade. During his first year at ATCO records, Bobby Darin recorded this bouncy 50s pop million-selling hit ballad Dream Lover, which he wrote himself. It peaked at #2 and remained on the charts all spring and summer in 1959.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"Ev'ry night, I hope and pray A dream lover will come my way"